Meet the Queen
The public and private life of the world’s most famous monarch
Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has carried out her duty for more than six decades. TASCHEN celebrates her remarkable royal story with a new edition of Her Majesty, a resplendent photographic collection of her public and private life.
Brimming with history, tradition, glamour, and culture, the book spans the Queen’s early years right through to her most recent state tours and ceremonies. Along the way, we trace her coming of age during World War II; her marriage, motherhood, and coronation; her encounters with such icons of their age as the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK; and her extensive international travels. We visit the spectacular royal palaces and enjoy the infectious celebration of royal weddings and jubilees. We witness the elegance of official portraits, and the tenderness and humor of informal and family moments.
As much a showcase of top photographers as a royal celebration, Her Majesty includes the work of such luminaries as Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, David Bailey, Patrick Lichfield, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin, and Annie Leibovitz.
“A stunning photographic compendium covering every detail of the Queen’s remarkable life.”
— Telegraph Magazine, London
Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography. His TASCHEN titles include 75 Years of Capitol Records, Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, Andy Warhol. Polaroids, Her Majesty, Harry Benson: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The beautiful game. il calcio negli anni '70, The David Bailey SUMO, the National Geographic and both New York and Londra Portrait of a City books.
Christopher Warwick is an acknowledged authority on modern royal history. He is the author of the best-selling authorized biography of HRH The Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. His other books include George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Two Centuries of Royal Weddings, and Abdication. He has written widely for the national press in the UK and regularly appears in television documentaries and on news items for, among other networks, the BBC, Channel 4, ARD, and CTV (Canadian Television).
|Author||Reuel Golden, Christopher Warwick|
|Dimensions||cm 25,0 x 34,0|
|Language/s||English, French, German|